[t]he media images and fashion icons that we aspire to emulate are constructions. Like billboard signs and magazine editorials, the pictures are manipulations that distort our sense of normal bodies.
our bodies and minds
It’s been almost a month since Allie Brosh posted this at her blog Hyperbole and a Half, but I only just saw it: Adventures in Depression. I know I can definitely relate to this, and I have the feeling that… Read More ›
Do fat dads lead to fat kids?
I thought I’d been careful enough over the weekend of my parents moving house, with minimising my lifting as far as I could etc, but it’s hard not to believe that the last few days of dysfunctional pain aren’t related.
Except I’m not nearly so cute.
On the subject of gendered insults (in this case, the use of specific terms to signal acceptable behavior):
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. […] Each year, an… Read More ›
It is a violation of Australian privacy law to collect private medical information, which is specifically designated “sensitive information”, without a damn good reason. Is anyone making a noise about this?
Don’t let lack of qualifications in the field get in the way of some good old fashioned fat phobia!